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Grinding Guidelines for Superior Surfaces

During the past year the gear industry has seen growth in hard machining, a trend which is expected to continue to progress, possibly...

Inside Splines

What is a spline? According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (fourth edition, 2000), a spline is defined as: Noun: 1a....

Deburring, Defined

Gear deburring is a process that has changed substantially over the past 10 years. There have been advancements in the types of tools used...

A Crowning Achievement for Automotive Applications

This paper is dedicated to engineers who work in the field of machining precise gears for the needs of the automotive industry. Crowning...

Are Energy Answers Blowing in the Wind?

Renewable Wind Energy Production (RWEP) in Wyoming has been related to three locations in the state: Cheyenne, Arlington, and Evanston. The listing is in...

Designing Gears Through the Years

In the past 50 years, we've certainly come a long way in terms of our gear design and problem-solving capabilities. But even though...

Making “Cents” of Die Casting

For many applications, zinc alloy die cast gears provide an opportunity to dramatically cut manufacturing costs and improve part-to-part consistency. The cost of...

Engineering Principles for Plastic Gears

Since founding Timco in 1967, I've been riding a steep learning curve regarding plastic materials and the machine parts that we make from engineered...

A “Super Tool” for Superior Gear Blanks

It stays cool, it doesn't produce problematic chips, it cuts with ease...it's the Super Tool! Well, not really. It's simply a rotating circular...

Expert Advice on Expanding Mandrels

Brace yourself, because your workday is about to undergo a significant change. As hard as it may be to believe, after reading this...

An Optimized Approach to Straight Bevel Gear Design

The optimal--or "rational"--design of gears can be a challenge due to the high number of variables, limitations, and interrelationships involved. And also because,...

Laser Heat Treating Advances for the Gear Industry

Laser technology has been used for many years with much success in industries such as power generation, hydraulics, hand tools, and machine tools....

The New Face of a Fine Fellows

Bourn & Koch, Inc., has been on a growth path for the past number of years. The growth has been accomplished by acquisitions...

Back to the Broaching Future

Although it's not one of the most common machining operations, broaching has been around the metal working industry for well over a century. The...

The Sense of Synthetics in Worm Gear Lubrication

Worm gears are often used as a simple and effective solution for power transmission applications. The load carrying capacity of worm drive gearboxes...

Superior Grinding: Design by Drake

Sometimes a new machine is just destined to happen. Markets evolve, new technologies emerge, and an experienced machine tool builder seizes the opportunity....

KAPP’s Combined Process for Automotive Applications

The KAPP Group has recently introduced a combined process for the hard finishing of transmission gears for the automotive industry that involves two machines--one...

Precision and Automation Reign at Reishauer

The last two decades have brought about an evolution in automotive gear manufacturing. It was apparent 10 years ago that automatic transmission manufacturers...

AGMA: The Industry’s International Advocate

Editor's note: In this special feature I've decided to depart from our usual format and allow Joe Franklin to speak in his own...

What to Know About ISO

There comes a time when every manufacturer should consider attaining ISO certification. Not only can it lead to greater market penetration--specifically reaching those...
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